Gov. Wolf Statement on Commitment to Fair and Equitable Treatment of All Pennsylvanians During COVID-19 Pandemic

first_imgGov. Wolf Statement on Commitment to Fair and Equitable Treatment of All Pennsylvanians During COVID-19 Pandemic March 30, 2020 Press Release,  Public Health Governor Tom Wolf today released a statement on his commitment to ensuring all Pennsylvanians receive fair and equitable access to lifesaving health care during the COVID-19 pandemic. His full statement is here:“Pennsylvania’s standards of care – in times of crisis and not – are based on an ethical allocation framework, meaning care is provided equitably across all populations without regard to patient age, race, gender, creed, color, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, ethnicity, religion, or socioeconomic status. We follow the provisions set forth in the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act (PHRA) and advise any Pennsylvanian who feels they or a loved one have been discriminated against in any way to contact the PHRC.“I will not tolerate discrimination in allocation of lifesaving resources based on any factor including, but not limited to age, disability and socioeconomic status to Pennsylvanians seeking medical care in our commonwealth. This belief is something I hold and expect at all times, but especially during this public health crisis. William Penn founded our state on tolerance and acceptance and that is a tenet we espouse today and every day. It is especially important in these unprecedented times when we all must work together to support each other.“I am committed to protecting all Pennsylvanians affected by COVID-19, and we will not discriminate in this fight.”Disability rights groups and the Medical Assistance Advisory Committee under the Department of Human Services have advocated for a clear policy prohibiting discrimination in the allocation of resources should the pandemic cause healthcare needs to exceed capacity. Governor Wolf and his administration have committed to establishing policy that strictly prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability or socioeconomic status in this fight against COVID-19.View this information in Spanish here.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Gernot Rohr loses mother

first_imgRelatedPosts Rohr lists Musa, Ekong, 23 others for Cote d’Ivoire, Tunisia friendlies Rohr: Osimhen’ll join a big club Rohr holds virtual meeting with Super Eagles Assistants Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr, has lost his aged mother, madam Elizabeth Rohr. The late mother of the footballer, according to the official Twitter handle of the Nigeria Football Federation, @theNFF, died at the ripe age of 97. “We commiserate with @NGSuperEagles Head coach, Mr Gernot Rohr who just lost his mother Madam Elisabeth Rohr. She was 97. May her soul rest in peace,” the football house tweeted. Rohr guided the senior national team to a pulsating 2-2 draw against Ukraine in Tuesday’s international friendly game at the Dnipro Arena.Tags: Dnipro ArenaElizabeth RohrGernot Rohrlast_img read more

Cincinnati’s reason to drop men’s soccer more a product of conference revenue than COVID-19

first_imgThe University of Cincinnati announced on Wednesday it is eliminating its men’s soccer program. In an unprecedented time, with spring sports canceled and the 2020-21 academic year imperiled — or at least uncertain -— because of the COVID-19 pandemic, such a decision has enhanced resonance. It is tempting to assume this decision is related to the wider issues in the world.MORE: Coronavirus updates: Every sporting event canceled so farIt’s not unrelated; but it’s more about UC’s position in college athletics, which comes as a result of past Big East members’ decisions not to remain intact and accept a 2011 ESPN television offer that would have paid members double what Cincinnati will get now, nearly a decade later.Honestly, very few people in college athletics, or even Cincinnati, knew that UC had a men’s soccer team. The Bearcats played 10 home games in the 2019 season, their last as a Division I program. They drew 6,269 people. Not per game — total.This is not to ridicule the defunct Cincinnati soccer program. This is just to point out its reality: The program mattered to the players and their families, and maybe to those who had gone through it, and certainly to the coaches it employed — but its universe is unfortunately small. It had become a luxury in an athletic department that now can afford none.“This difficult decision involved a tremendous amount of thought regarding the young men who chose UC to pursue their degrees and their dreams of playing NCAA Division I soccer,” athletic director John Cunningham said in a statement. “They have worked extremely hard on the field of play and in the classroom and have represented UC the right way. While they might not fully understand this decision, I want them to know that they were truly and conscientiously considered during my deliberations about the future of UC Athletics. We are making this decision now to enable our men’s soccer student-athletes to have an opportunity to play at another institution if they choose to do so.”What happened here is terrifically similar to Connecticut’s decision to depart the AAC for the 2020-21 year. UConn did not eliminate its football program with that move, and it will continue to support it at the FBS level. But make no mistake about the impact: That was the functional equivalent of deemphasizing the sport.Cincinnati’s athletics budget for 2018 was about $62 million. Nearly half of that came from direct institutional support — mostly student fees — rather than television or gate revenue. That’s a tough way to make a living in college sports.Cunningham was hired only three months before the American canceled its men’s basketball championship and the NCAA subsequently called off March Madness and all spring championships because of the pandemic. He might have thought he’d conquered his biggest immediate challenge when football coach Luke Fickell rebuffed interest from Michigan State in early February, but within weeks he’d discovered that, as terrific as Fickell is, the real issues were just beginning.MORE: Mike Gundy’s crazy comments don’t mean all college coaches speak like fools Back in March 2019, when college athletics were gripped by a beneficent brand of madness and not this current insanity, the members of the American Athletic Conference signed a new television deal with ESPN. All the schools got a decent pay raise and a reasonable amount of security.And still, for most of them, trying to compete with Power 5 conferences can be like living in one of those big houses in the ritzy neighborhood but lacking the cash to furnish every room. The Southeastern Conference paid its members $43 million for the 2018 fiscal year, most of that coming from its television contracts. The new AAC deal, which runs for 12 years, will pay members $7 million. That’s why, on occasion, AAC teams are going to need to break up an end table to feed the fireplace. Cunningham’s announcement said all current men’s soccer players will have their scholarships honored until the end of their undergraduate careers, and they also are free to transfer without restriction to compete for other colleges. UC will offer assistance in finding new homes for the athletes.Cincinnati has been sponsoring men’s soccer since 1973. The Bearcats made NCAA Tournament appearances in 1998, 2003 and 2006. They won one conference regular season title.For the players and coaches who no longer will wear the C-paw logo, the disappointment is profound. Their circumstance is an unfortunate consequence of an athletic department endeavoring to compete with programs that have resources to burn.last_img read more

Peewee Predators need your vote to win a trip to play in Hayley Wickenheiser tournament

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The B.C. Peace Glacier Glass Peewee Predators have entered into a contest to win and participate in the Hayley Wickenheiser Female World Hockey Festival in 2018.The Peewees who are in their inaugural season consists of seventeen players from Dawson Creek, Tumbler Ridge, Goodlow, Fort St. John and Whitehorse.  For many members of the team, traveling distances of up to 1,500 kilometres are part of the journey of playing on a competitive female hockey team.In total the top six teams who receive the most votes from this weekend and last, will receive the grand prize of meeting and participating in Hayley Wickenheiser’s tournament Wickenfest 2018 in Calgary, along with other prizes.- Advertisement -Those who join the Women’s Hockey Community and vote have a chance to win one of four $100 Visa Gift Cards, voting closes on November 26th.To help the team win, visit: www.taketheice.com and vote for the B.C. Peace Glacier Glass Peewee Predators team.last_img read more

RIGHT2WATER HAND PROTEST LETTER TO COUNCIL

first_imgRight2Water Donegal staged a protest at this morning’s adjourned meeting of Donegal County Council.The group were protesting at the handing over of County Council housing tenants details to Irish Water, against the expressed wishes of Councillors.One member of the group, Margo McGrory, handed a letter of objection to the Chief Executive of the Council Seamus Neely stating the groups opposition and anger at these details being given to the new water utility. The text of the letter handed to the Chief Executive is as follows:“Sir,“It is a great disappointment to learn that, although voted against by the majority of Councillors, Donegal County Council tenants details have been passed to Irish Water by yourself.“Residents in Donegal were not asked for their authorisation to have such details imparted but rather received a letter informing them of the decision taken on their behalf. “Much outrage and anger has been expressed by the Council tenants who feel this is a viotaion of their privacy in order to facilitate the setting up of another Government quango.“It has been noted that when a tenant moves into a new Council house the Council is under no obligation to pass their details on to ESB/Bord Gais etc.Why in this instance would residents details automatically be passed on to Irish Water?“Residents would like to know why you overruled the Councillors decision as they feel totally betrayed as a consequence.“We look forward to hearing your response. SignedRight2Water – on behalf of Donegal County Council housing tenants.”RIGHT2WATER HAND PROTEST LETTER TO COUNCIL was last modified: April 13th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more